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This FACT indicates the average income of a full time employed person in each Australian capital. Australia enjoys a high standard of living, secured partly by a high minimum wage and a comparatively holistic welfare system. Average full-time salary of Australian workers reflects the standard of living in Australia. According to 2012 data, in the first quarter of 2012 the annual average for full time earnings in Australia was A$69,992. The city with the highest average full time yearly income is Canberra, at $80,770. This may reflect the high percentage of public servants who reside in the country's capital. The lowest average full-time earnings were in Hobart, at $61,530 per year. Note that the data collected is represented in thousands.